“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here,” said Charlottesville mayor Mike Singer.
Witnesses said the driver – going about 40 miles per hour – rammed into the crowd on purpose. “About 40 miles an hour, hit about 15-20 people, crashed into the two cars in front of it, and then backed up and sped away while cops were standing on the side of the road and didn’t do anything.” Video showed the car backing away from the crash scene at high speed.
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Local cops ordered people to clear the site of the incident while medics responded.
At least 26 people were taken to hospitals, reports said. The incident occurred two hours after police shut down a white nationalist rally before it could even begin in a Charlottesville park.
While there was a great deal of “talk” about re-building downtown, when I left in 2013, it just wasn’t happening, though I’m sure many would be willing to go on record stating the opposite.
There are many businesses there, but in terms of a true downtown experience, it’s wanting by a large margin, particularly in terms of nightlife.
Officials said later that a 32-year-old woman had died.